Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Sad News I'm Afraid

Joannes Dad passed away at 9:30 this morning in hospice. It is a very sad day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rita Dowling

Rita is in ICU due to blood clots in her lungs. She is currently on a respirator and she may be extubated tomorrow. I was told that her condition has improved since she was admitted to hospital a few days ago.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Some Very Sad News

Joannes Father, John has been battling brain cncer for a while. Yesterday he suffered a stroke that has left him completely debilitated and asleep. This morning he will be moved to a hospice.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Peek Into The Past.

I must confess that this made me feel very nostalgic.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Christmas 1973

Eileen and Lynda Christmas 1973

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Brendan With The 12 String.

Nice shot of Brendan from old photos found in 161 and scanned by Brian. Most of these shots were scanned from negatives so Brian did a good job.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whose Wedding?

I think it was Ray's but I am not sure.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Phyllis And Micks Wedding Day.

A day that will live on for a long, long time in the Family History. Everything that should have happened didn't happen and everything that shouldn't have happened did happen.
I found another photo of this day and I left the two other people in it. One is me but who is the other one?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This was taken on the same day as Dad's

August 16th, 2009

It rained so bad after I took these pictures. It has been like this every

Amie's Birthday : 20th August.

Happy Birthday Amie. This is one of my favorite photos. Amie is Brian's daughter.


I Love this photo of the Da.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Colin And Lynda

Brian's scan....................... to be continued. Follyin upper. Chapter two next week.

Dad And Grandchildren Kieran And Sarah

Dad with Kieran and Sarah

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Windmill Park

1972. I don't think I have posted this one before.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Can You Believe This?

March 1st 1963 with the famous Paolo Soprano that eventually disappeared under very mysterious circumstances. Mam and Dad made a few sacrifices to buy me this great instrument. I look a little pale in this photo and for good reason. It was taken at about nine in the morning and I had just spent a very anxious half hour or so on the bus. I put the accordion in the little cubby hole behind the conductor on the bus and I was so afraid that someone would steal it that I sat on one of the side seats and wouldn't take my eyes off it. A particular point for the heightening of my anxiety would be when the bus would stop at a bus stop and there would be the possibility of someone jumping on, taking the instrument and making off with it while the bus sped away and I would be left on the platform shaking my fist. This is all true. I only relaxed when we got to the terminal and I made my way with this heavy accordion to Ross Studios to have this picture taken for posterity. This is the result.

Whats The Story Jim?

Belgrade Yugoslavia March 1977

Friday, August 14, 2009

Old Pictures

Original photo scans.

I don't know who this is with Granny Walsh. It could be Richie.

Here I only recognize Granny and Richie. I think that is Richie's wife beside him. I don't know who the children are. Please put their names in the comments if you know them and I will add them.

Here I recognize Richie, Carmel, Granny Walsh, Pat and Seamie I think and Ollie. I don't know who the child is on the right. Ollie looks a lot like Brendan.
One thing I do remember about the Walsh brothers, especially Ollie, Seamie and Dad is that they had very strong facial features.

These photos were sent by Paul. I don't know where they originated or what year they were taken so send any info you have.
Top photo = photo #1
Middle photo= photo #2
Bottom photo=photo #3

Visit To Terry's October 1989

I think this was Terry and Terry's place. I remember we all had a great time as you can see by these photos. Joanne and Terry girls were there but I don't see them in any of the photos.

Granny Walsh

Cathy, Terry , Granny and J.

Terry's and Dad's silhouettes are on the right and Cathy is on the left.

Taken in the late 70's I think.
This photo were taken by me in the early or late 70's. Cathy and I were on a visit from France and I took a whole series of photos. I remember it as if it was yesterday.

Duds Riding Shotgun

Vigilante as ever. On the lookout for deer and other creatures such as cats. Handsome dog. They used to say 'who is that cute fella with the dog' now they say ' who is that cute dog with the fella'.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Health Care USA

This is the true story of health care in America.

Friday, August 07, 2009


This is my dog 'Marnie', she's a Kerry Blue terrier and she loves to bring home boxers for a little snack!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

This Is Great

How many can you recognize? What is that music?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Brian 1968 Aged Fourteen

Hanging out the washing.


I was working in the yard today when I came across this. Phil said it is a grasshopper.